New Zealand importers must operate an Approved Transitional Facility to receive, inspect and unpack imported sea containers. All Transitional Facilities must have trained and certified personnel who manage or undertake the different aspects of biosecurity. Applicants must have a current working visa if they are not a New Zealand citizen or resident.
There have been some recent changes to training requirements that you might not be aware of. These include changes to the frequency of training and a more in-depth course for Transitional Facility Operators. Implementing these changes have required all Training Providers to change registration, training and certification processes. Please keep an eye out for our training emails and updates, and if you have any questions please email or call 0800 021 169
Online AP Training, followed by a Virtual Reality assessment is now available for IVS Trainees who require AP Refresher Training.
This means that you can training online in your own time, anywhere with internet access. After that, you make an appointment to come into our Auckland or Hamilton Training rooms to do the Virtual Reality assessment.
Please note that this is only available for those who hold a current Accredited Person Certificate. If you are training to become an AP, please see below our half-day courses nationwide.
MPI requires all facilities importing sea containers to have one or more Accredited Persons available. APs are responsible for inspecting containers, supervising their unpacking, containing any biosecurity threats found and reporting to MPI.
IVS provides the necessary training, or refresher training, for your staff to gain or maintain their accreditation in a convenient half day course.
MPI require all Operators of Transitional Facilities to complete specific training. This full day operators course focuses on:
This course is designed for all other staff who assist the Accredited Person to unpack imported containers that have come into NZ by sea or air. On the completion of this course, participants will:
This course is offered online, making it fast, easy and convenient.